Milton Public Library to host adult programs throughout March
Various programs, including Milton Reads Month, to be held
March is Milton Reads Month at the library:
The Library kicks off Milton Reads Month with a series of events in celebration of this year’s selection: Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, the award winning libretto of the hit musical “Hamilton”. Reserve your copy of the book and view the complete calendar of events, on the Library’s website at www.miltonlibrary.org.
The Milton Reads calendar opens on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m., with a talk by Chris Caggiano, Associate Professor of Musical Theater at the Boston Conservatory. Professor Caggiano, will talk about the “History of American Musical Theater” with Hamilton as a jumping off point. On Tuesday, March 12th at 6:30 p.m., a screening of the PBS documentary “Alexander Hamilton,” presents the life of one of the most powerful men in American history. On Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 p.m., Library Director Will Adamczyk leads a discussion called “The Show, the Songs, the Book, the History, and the Man.” Share your thoughts about a wide variety of topics, from the Federalists to the musical phenomena of the play.
On Monday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m., Professor Emeritus Martin Quitt, presents “Miranda’s Hamilton the Federalist, and the Founding of the American Republic.” Prof. Quitt has published books on the history of the family and the colonial Virginia legislature, as well as essays in social and political history. The schedule then turns toward audience participation with a Hamilton Read Aloud over two sessions led by Assistant Library Director Sara Truog, on consecutive Wednesdays, March 20th and March 27th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 24th from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., The Bowery Restaurant in Dorchester hosts the annual Milton Reads Trivia Party. Bring a team or join one when you arrive. Light refreshments will be served, advance registration is required, and a small admission fee will be collected at the door.
Other March events at the library:
The March calendar also includes the 8th annual “Chess-A-Palooza!,” a scholastic chess tournament open to all Milton school students, on Saturday, March 24th. Registration details are available on the Library’s website. On Monday, March 25th, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m., the Library Cookbook Club features New England Invite by Kate Bowler. Space is limited for this popular event, so register at the Library’s website. On Thursday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m., the Museum of Fine Arts “Art in Bloom Roadshow” returns to the Library with the creation of a floral arrangement to match a piece of art from the Museum. “Tuesday Night at the Movies,” on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m., presents “Beguiled,” starring Nicole Kidman, in a period thriller that unfolds at a secluded girl’s boarding school in Civil War-era Virginia. Rated R, the film runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.
The March schedule of ongoing workshops includes the “Library Knitting Group,” with drop-in sessions on Thursday, March 7th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Librarian Chris Callaghan will answer your technology questions at “Device Drop-in with Chris” on Tuesday, March 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., and Wednesday, March 13th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Chris also introduces a new workshop called “Computer Test Drive” on Monday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m. Limited to 9 students, the workshop is designed for people who may need to learn some of the basics. Registration is required and begins on March 4th.
For more information:
For more information on all our adult programs, visit www.miltonlibrary.org or call Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at 617-698-5757, ext. 3. The Milton Public Library is located at 476 Canton Avenue and all of these events are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.